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‘In Treatment’ is getting a reboot. Please don’t mess it up.

Gabriel Byrne in the original "In Treatment."
Gabriel Byrne in the original "In Treatment."Claudette Barius/HBO

I am definitely looking forward to the reboot of “In Treatment,” but super-duper-warily. Go ahead and screw up “MacGyver” or something like that, but don’t you screw up a brilliant show like “In Treatment,” whose three-year HBO run was a highlight of my TV-watching career. Just don’t.

Anyhow, the cast keeps expanding. Uzo Aduba is going to be many miles from “Orange Is the New Black” as the show’s therapist, replacing Gabriel Byrne. She’ll be Dr. Brooke Taylor, who is wrestling with issues of her own (yay; it’s better that way). Now comes word that Liza Colón-Zayas, John Benjamin Hickey, and Quintessa Swindell have joined the cast.

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Colón-Zayas will play Rita, Brooke’s close friend. Hickey will portray Colin, a white-collar criminal recently released from prison. And Swindell is Laila, a rebellious teenage client.


Matthew Gilbert can be reached at matthew.gilbert@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.